The changing identity of the student teacher

Charlotte Elizabeth Meierdirk

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    This article explores the concept of the student teachers identity and the form it takes during Initial Teacher Education (ITE). There is an examination of the recent changes in England's government policy towards ITE and how these impact the teaching identity. It is argued that the student identity does not exist in isolation and therefore there is a need to look at the impact of the social environment on the agency of the student teacher during their training year.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)17-35
    JournalInternational Journal of Education Teaching and Learning
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016


    • teacher education
    • Identity
    • student teacher
    • trainee teacher


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